Women’s Health By The Ages – Menopause

What is Menopause?

The Mayo Clinic categorizes Menopause as the time that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It is typically diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 60 years old after a woman has gone 12 months without a menstrual period. Menopause is a natural biological process, not a disease, and is experienced by every woman unless her ovaries have been removed. The physical symptoms, such as hot flashes, and emotional symptoms of menopause may disrupt sleep, lower energy or affect mental health. The good news? You do not have to suffer through the symptoms alone. UNI Urgent Care can help you choose effective treatment options that are available, from lifestyle adjustments to hormone therapy.

While there are many factors that cannot be controlled during this life transition, there are many lifestyle adjustments that can positively affect your health! Avoiding smoking and heavy drinking, controlling blood pressure & cholesterol, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, improving nutrition and reducing stress are a few ways to prepare your body to handle this significant change.

Beyond lifestyle adjustments, hormonal therapies can also help with symptoms associated with menopause. From oral and topical hormone therapy to bioidentical hormonal therapy and natural remedies, there are many options to help supplement the often sporadic hormone levels associated with menopause.

How can UNI Urgent Care help?

Preventative health care with UNI Urgent Care as you age may include recommended health screening tests such as mammography, colonoscopy, and triglyceride screening. Based on your medical history, recommendations for other tests and exams (ie. breast and pelvic exams) may be necessary as well. There is beauty in every stage of a woman’s life, but we also recognize that there is a confusing side as well. At UNI, we can help you get educated and find a fitting pathway for you and your body as you move through life’s natural stages.